The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:24:46 EDT <![CDATA[Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148763/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Artificial-Intelligence-a/148763/ With support from Silicon Valley, experts weigh existential risks.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Between Normalcy and War in Iraq]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148745/ http://chronicle.com/article/Between-NormalcyWar-in/148745/ Anxiety prevails beneath a patina of routine.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving the Diaspora Its Due]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148609/ http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-the-Diaspora-Its-Due/148609/ The security of Israel remains precarious. Might the universalist tradition of Judaism be a viable alternative?

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Crisis in Secular Studies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148599/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Crisis-in-Secular-Studies/148599/ Political, theological, and postmodern prejudices cloud a crucial field. Consider Charles Taylor.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What the Digital Humanities Can't Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148597/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Digital-Humanities/148597/ For all their potential, they aren’t well suited to certain kinds of understanding.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Love That Dare Not Bark Its Name]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148605/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Love-That-Dare-Not-Bark/148605/ Intellectuals’ intense devotion to their canine companions has an illustrious, if eccentric, history.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Does Consciousness Compute?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148601/ http://chronicle.com/article/Does-Consciousness-Compute-/148601/ We can bemoan our limits in emulating the human mind. Or we can celebrate the fact that our reality is more than circuitry.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Toxic History of Philosophy's Racism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148603/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Toxic-History-of/148603/ Eurocentric histories of the discipline have shortchanged Asian and African achievements. Peter K.J. Park is helping to change that.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['A Growing Hunt for Heretics'?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148589/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Growing-Hunt-for-Heretics-/148589/ Cary Nelson and Feisal Mohamed, two professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, debate what’s at stake in the Salaita affair.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Power of Mental Pictures]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148497/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Power-of-Mental-Pictures/148497/ "Framing" may have fallen out of favor in Washington, but the field that birthed it—metaphor studies—is going strong.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:56:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Your Brain on Metaphors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148495/ http://chronicle.com/article/Your-Brain-on-Metaphors/148495/ Neuroscientists test the theory that your body shapes your ideas.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Your Dissertation Is Done. Move On.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148493/ http://chronicle.com/article/Your-Dissertation-Is-Done/148493/ Turning them into monographs is a poor use of doctoral students' time.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When 'Awesome' Isn't Enough]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148499/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Awesome-Isnt-Enough/148499/ Helping students turn raw experience into illuminating words.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Overstating the CIA's Role as Postwar Puppet Master]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148431/ http://chronicle.com/article/Overstating-the-CIAs-Role-as/148431/ The recent wave of revelations about the agency's control of American intellectual life breaks little new ground.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gun Pride]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148417/ http://chronicle.com/article/Gun-Pride/148417/ Say it loud: ‘I’m an academic, and I love to shoot.’

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Academic Novel With a Twist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148467/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Academic-Novel-With-a-Twist/148467/ This tale is told through a year’s worth of recommendation letters.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Ails Elite Education?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148419/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Ails-Elite-Education-/148419/ William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep, and Harry R. Lewis of Harvard volley questions of class privilege and how colleges perpetuate it.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:46:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Joyful Purgatory]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148377/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Joyful-Purgatory/148377/ My postdoc gig was both prestigious and precarious.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piketty Envy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148381/ http://chronicle.com/article/Piketty-Envy/148381/ Rather than embracing the way the best-selling economist’s work advances their vision, influential Marxists browbeat him for being insufficiently orthodox.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[One Man Had a Plan to Keep Money Out of College Sports. Here’s What Happened.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148359/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Man-Had-a-Plan-to-Keep/148359/ Long before Ed O’Bannon challenged the NCAA, Frank P. Graham fought to keep commercialism off campuses. He lost.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Offensive Ad Serves No Useful Purpose]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148189/ http://chronicle.com/article/Offensive-Ad-Serves-No-Useful/148189/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Reframing History]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148175/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reframing-History/148175/ Globalization is touted as a new approach to understanding the past. Can it live up to the hype?

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Objects Speak]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148177/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Objects-Speak/148177/ Objects loom large as other gods seem to fail.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Internet of Words]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148179/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Internet-of-Words/148179/ Changes in the language are as much a part of the story of technology as innovative new products.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Who's Your (Lit Crit) Daddy?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148187/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whos-Your-Lit-Crit-Daddy-/148187/ Revere the masters who influenced you, but forge your own path.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Pornography Pays for College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147987/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Pornography-Pays-for/147987/ Belle Knox represents a generation of angry young women who have come of age in a pornified, financially devastated century.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT